Second Opinion

We often hear from pet owners who wish to have a second opinion.  Their veterinarian can be doing everything right — yet a second pair of eyes may see something new, different, or differently.  If you don’t have a very clear path to resolve whatever it is you’re concerned about, don’t hesitate to consider making a second opinion appointment to discuss your pet’s case Dr. Rosonke, Dr. Council or Dr. Emerson.  Our medical team will do everything possible to provide you with a plan that you can feel good about your pet’s situation, and this may include capabilities that are unique to Hillside Animal Hospital.

 If we find that a case is better served by a specialist, we have a network of veterinary specialists from which we can refer your case.

We understand how overwhelming caring for a sick pet can be.  When you feel confident and well informed about how to manage your pet’s health, we believe everyone wins.





Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more...

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A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients...

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